To Travel

 

 

Santiago traditional dancers

I was looking for someone who could express in some way what travelling means for me; the decision, the tickets on your hands, the  excitement of the hours before the trip…and I found this quote from ‘The Gentleman in the Parlour’ by one of my favourite writers, William Somerset Maugham.

‘I travel because I like to move from place to place, I enjoy the sense of freedom it gives me, it pleases me to be rid of ties, responsibilities, duties, I like the unknown; I meet odd people who amuse me for a moment and sometimes suggest a theme for a composition; I am often tired of myself and I have a notion that by travel I can add to my personality and so change myself a little.  I do not bring back from the journey quite the same self that I took’.

This is what travelling means also to me. 🙂

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